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University of New Mexico - Main Campus Data & Information Overview

437 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
97% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of New Mexico - Main Campus Ranked?

#514 Best Colleges in Nation
#1 Best Colleges in NM
Health Professions Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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University of New Mexico - Main Campus was awarded 437 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, UNM is ranked #514 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UNM held the #696 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UNM also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in New Mexico ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UNM?

97% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 97%, University of New Mexico - Main Campus is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

UNM received ACT scores from 28% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for University of New Mexico - Main Campus  ( 19 to 26 )

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University of New Mexico - Main Campus Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
90% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of New Mexico - Main Campus is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of New Mexico - Main Campus is 90%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  90 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of New Mexico - Main Campus

68% Freshmen Retention
29% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at University of New Mexico - Main Campus is 68%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  68 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from UNM have a four-year graduation rate of 29%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  29 out of 100

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University of New Mexico - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

12,124 Full-Time Undergraduates
66.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
57.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 16,209 undergraduates at UNM with 12,124 being full-time and 4,085 being part-time.

How Much Does University of New Mexico - Main Campus Cost?

$14,424 Net Price
54% Take Out Loans
$22,264 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UNM is $14,424. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UNM

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,105 $14,530 $16,644 $18,013 $19,351

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UNM, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UNM, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $5,566 a year. That adds up to $22,264 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNM is 8.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UNM Graduates Make?

$41,674 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UNM with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $41,674 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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Location of University of New Mexico - Main Campus

New Mexico State
12,124 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
University of New Mexico - Main Campus is a public institution located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The city atmosphere of Albuquerque makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for UNM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1700 Lomas Blvd Ne, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: 505-277-0111

University of New Mexico - Main Campus Majors

91 Majors With Completions
4,298 Undergraduate Degrees
1,442 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 91 majors graduated from University of New Mexico - Main Campus. Of these students, 4,298 received undergraduate degrees and 1,442 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 577 $37,077
General Psychology 506 $26,770
Nursing 442 $71,723
General Biology 247 $25,544
Liberal Arts General Studies 216 $27,990
Political Science & Government 136 $29,067
Criminal Justice & Corrections 128 $31,091
Teacher Education Grade Specific 128 $33,445
Writing Studies 117 $31,260
Teacher Education Subject Specific 116 $30,884

Learn more about the majors offered at University of New Mexico - Main Campus along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UNM

53% Take At Least One Class Online
16% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 11,815 students took at least one online class at University of New Mexico - Main Campus. This is an increase from the 11,332 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 11,815 3,561
2019-2020 11,332 2,480
2018-2019 9,281 1,948
2017-2018 9,515 2,144
2016-2017 9,733 2,169

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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